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“Blog”: The word came from the term “weblog.” It is a website consisting of a single page of entries where a blogger writes regularly about recent events or topic with pictures and links to other websites that they find interesting.
It is an act of writing your viewpoints, experiences, and perspective about any particular general terms or niche. In simple words, it is a type of informal diary about some facts and opinions.
A blog in combination with Guest Blogging makes it an important tool as a powerful inbound strategy for the marketing of any website or industry.
What is Guest Blogging?
Guest blogging is a process of writing posts for another blogger’s blog page to build relationships, authority, and links.
It is a process through which one blogger in place of writing for his /her blog writes for someone else’s blog and post it over there. The other blogger allows this as a guest or visiting article giving credits to the blogger.
It is a very effective way of collaboration, leading to intriguing content creation. It expands space for both sides to discover new things and grow together.
This strategy is used by the owners of the blog to increase traffic on their sites. The guest blogger writes content as per the requirement of the owner’s blog and publishes with the link to their website to promote their blog page.
Guest blogging with mutual benefits
The practice of guest blogging is a mutually beneficial process for both the guest bloggers and the owner’s blog pages.
The guest bloggers get to promote their websites in popular blogs which helps them in increasing viewers to their page.
It is a compelling strategy to grow one’s potential. Very often, new blog writers, who don’t have that many readers, act as a guest blogger to a certain famous or already established blog page. Sometimes an amateur blogger request established blogger to be a guest blogger for their blog benefit to increase the number of readers.
Guest blogging benefits as Inbound Strategy
Guest blogging is inbuilt with great inbound strategies as it has helped in transforming start-ups and improving business.
There are various benefits offered by guest blogging which affects the inbound strategy of marketing for any industry or website:
- Increasing viewers traffic –
Guest blogging helps in driving heavy traffic to any website or blog page. Not every guest blogs result in heavy traffic on the website, but one with the right content and data can.
- Generating Revenue-
With the right content and data, guest blogging works as a right inbound marketing tactic for generating higher leads and revenue.
- Content creation-
It is a very draining chore as it sucks out most of your energy, but you enjoy it at the same time. Guest blogging is like a strategy which works pretty well for the benefits of both the bloggers.
- Stability in terms of writing-
Sometimes, a blogger goes out of ideas due to shortage of context and may not be able to post anything for the time being. In such a situation, having a guest writer will give you time to recover and search for something new to write.
- New Perspective-
Guest blogging helps in understanding the various perspectives and public opinion around the globe.
This strategy acts as a way to learn new areas, as there always a chance for bloggers to know better and improve their strategy towards inbound marketing. It surely is a time-consuming process, but the results are worth it.
- Recognition and respect –
In today’s world, recognition and respect are above anything. People try to build a network of trusted ones to check others authenticity in a given field.
- Powerful marketing strategy-
Guest blogging comes with a deep market research strategy for targeting those people in need of that specific content. In this way, developing collaboration with each other, so both sides are getting benefitted.
The powerful inbound strategy being guest blogging-
It doesn’t matter how many viewers the blog is generating; the only thing that matters is the content of guest blogging.
One should be careful in choosing content for guest blogging, as the content’s main objective should be focused on targeting the audience because they are responsible for reading the article which somehow expands the marketing status of the industry about which the article is.
The key objective to focus as a blogger to strengthen the inbound strategy of marketing is to ask questions, understand the viewer’s points, and try to learn and listen to them. This will help to respond to their comment resulting in brands strengthening and better marketing.
Author’s Bio: Aditya works as a Growth Assistant at AirTract.Com, a social platform wherein people ask questions, read and write articles, share knowledge and experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering and has been working in the field of Digital Marketing for the past two years. He is also a voracious reader and a big sports fan.